STIG claims the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship title

Alessandro Rombelli and the Italian STIG team of Francesco Bruni, Giorgio Tortarolo, and Tea Faoro are the winners of the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami, Florida. Rhonda Joyce and the GRINNING STREAK team of Jeremy Edwards and Tony Bowman earn the Corinthian World Championship title.

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Rombelli rumbles to the front of the Melges 20 Worlds standings

There is no doubt that the story of the day today at the Melges 20 World Championship is the ultra-tight racing that is ever-present in the fleet. Three days of racing are complete, and each day has resulted in a different leader.

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Heartbreaker leads at the halfway point of Melges 20 Worlds

The Melges 20 fleet is five races and three socials into the Melges 20 World Championship. Consistent racing has been paying off for Robert Hughes’s Heartbreaker who leads the pack at the halfway point, along with Manu Weiller and Federico Michetti.

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Wet & Wild Melges 20 Worlds Kickoff

Melges 20 sailors are dancing tonight after a lively first day at the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship. Daniel Thielman’s KUAI (USA) and Cesar Gomes Neto’s PORTOBELLO (BRA) each won a race today.

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Eve of the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship

Like steeds in their stalls, a strong contingent Melges 20s are in the water on Biscayne Bay. It’s the eve of the Melges 20 World Championship. The sailors are rested. The boats are measured. The race committee is ready. All of the final preparations have been made. All that is left to do is present our boats to mother nature over the course of the following four days.

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